April 24, 2017

 

PATCHING OPERATIONS PLANNED FOR ROUTES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

 

Weather permitting; MoDOT crews will be doing work on the following routes in Montgomery County.

 

Route F - April 24-25, one lane traffic at various locations between High Hill city limits and Route V for patching operations.  Work will be completed between 7am and 4pm.

 

Route E - April 26-27, one lane traffic at various locations between Route V and Route DD for patching operations.  Work will be completed between 7am and 4pm.

 

MO 161 - May 1-4, one lane traffic at various locations between Montgomery City city limits to Pike County Line for patching operations.  Work will be completed between 7am and 4pm.

 

As always, remember to use caution and obey all work zone signs and personnel.

 

Again, this work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed.

 

MAN KILLED IN SUNDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT

 

A man from Truesdale, MO was killed in an accident that occurred at 9:25pm Sunday in Lincoln County.  The patrol says that 32 year old Forest Henry was on Eversmeyer Road and traveling too fast for conditions when his truck ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a culvert and an embankment.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

SUSPECTS SOUGHT AFTER HOME INVASION ROBBERY     

 

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a home invasion robbery, which occurred late Saturday night.  Deputies were called to the 11000 block of I-70 Drive, just after 11pm.  According to witnesses, two armed black male suspects forced their way into a home and demanded money.  One of the victims in the home was reportedly struck by a suspect and they then fled the home in the resident’s vehicle.  The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. 

 

COLUMBIA FIRE CALL PROMPTS DRUG ARREST         

 

An early morning fire call in Columbia, turned into a drug investigation.  Firefighters were called to a residence on Albany Court at around 4am Saturday.  Authorities say the clothes dryer caused an electrical fire, which was confined to the inside of a wall at the home.  After the fire was under control, Columbia Police responded and made one arrest for possession of narcotics.  23 year old Nathaniel Demian was arrested at the scene. 

 

VEHICLE FIRE ON FRIDAY IN MEXICO

 

On Friday at approximately 4:30pm, Mexico Public Safety responded to Omar Street near Ashley Court in reference to a vehicle on fire.  Responding personnel found a 1992 Dodge pick-up fully engulfed in flame upon arrival.  The fire was extinguished but the entire truck suffered significant damage.  The owner stated he was driving southbound on Omar when he noticed smoke building in the passenger compartment.  He pulled over and then noticed flame under the driver’s seat.  He attempted to extinguish the fire but it grew beyond his control.  The cause of the fire was determined to be some electrical wires under the seat.  There were no injuries from the incident and the roadway was blocked for approximately 40 minutes.

 




Weekend Report- April 22-23, 2017

 

DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Berger driver was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 6:40pm Saturday in Franklin County.  62 year old Dale Forderhase was on Route VV when his truck ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington with serious injuries.

 

MAN INJURED IN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING WRECK

 

A man from Roswell, GA was injured in a one-vehicle wreck early Friday morning in Boone County.  21 year old James Lambert was eastbound on I-70 when his car traveled off the right side of the road, struck the end of a guardrail, overturned and came to rest on its top.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

WOMAN HURT IN SATURDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

 

A Pacific woman was hurt in a Saturday afternoon crash in Franklin County.  31 year old Katie McKinney was driving her Chevy Blazer on Route N when she lost control and it overturned.  She sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment.

 




April 21, 2017

 

THREE INJURED, TWO SERIOUSLY IN THURSDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT

 

Three teens were injured, two seriously in an accident that occurred at 10:25pm Thursday in Callaway County.  All three were not wearing their seat belt.  The patrol says that 16 year old Dylan Smith of Smithville was on County Road 370 when he lost control of his truck and it traveled off the left side of the road, struck a utility pole and overturned.  Dylan Smith suffered minor injuries, while his two passengers 14 year old Kaitlyn Pearson and 16 year old Sarah Colter, both from New Bloomfield sustained serious injuries.  All three were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED IN CHILD PORN INVESTIGATION      

 

Boone County deputies arrested a Columbia man Thursday, in connection with a child pornography investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation.  Authorities say the Boone County Cyber Crimes Task Force received a report that the suspect, 39 year old James Roberts, of Columbia, was sending images of child pornography to an Oklahoma subject, using the messaging app KIK.  Roberts was arrested for promoting child pornography and is being held in the Boone County Jail.

 

DRIVER HURT IN LINCOLN COUNTY WRECK

 

A Winfield driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Thursday night in Lincoln County.  18 year old Cameron Mills was on MO Route 79 when his car ran off the right side of the road and struck a parked vehicle.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

TEEN HURT IN THURSDAY EVENING CRASH

 

A Winfield teen was hurt in a Thursday evening crash in Lincoln County.  17 year old Sydney Schulte was driving a Chevy Suburban on Highway Y when he swerved to avoid an animal in the road, traveled off the right side of the roadway, impacted an embankment and overturned.  He sustained minor injuries and was taken to Progress West Hospital for treatment.

 




April 20, 2017

 

MONTGOMERY CITY WOMAN INJURED IN EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

 

A Montgomery City woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 1:30am Wednesday in Montgomery County.  29 year old Brittany Veach was on I-70 when for some reason she swerved, causing her car to slide off the left side of the roadway, hit the median cable barrier and overturn.  She was taken to University Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

ROCHEPORT DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CRASH         

 

A Rocheport driver was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident on Boone County Route J, which occurred Wednesday night, just before 9pm.  22 year old Jonathan R. Jones, of Rocheport, was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries, after the accident.  The patrol says he swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway and his southbound car ran off the road and overturned. 

 

MAN HURT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY WRECK

 

A man from Catawissa, MO was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck early Wednesday morning in Franklin County.  29 year old Christopher Gildehaus was on Route NN when his car traveled off the right side of the road and overturned.  He sustained moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment.

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

On Wednesday at approximately 5:26pm, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 400 block of N. Calhoun in reference to a house fire.  As responding personnel arrived, flames blew out two bedroom windows at the back of the house and began spreading up the outside of the home.  The fire was contained and extinguished in that area with the bedroom suffering significant fire damage and the rest of the house suffering significant heat and smoke damage.  It was determined that the fire was caused by a candle left burning and unattended in the bedroom.  There were no injuries from the incident.

 

On Wednesday at approximately 8:22pm, Mexico Public Safety responded to the 1100 block of Mansfield in reference to a gunshot being fired.  Investigation revealed that a gun had been fired at least one time in the area.  Alert citizens gave a description of a suspect vehicle and officers found a similar vehicle parked, and unattended nearby.  This incident is still under investigation and at this time there is no indication it is linked to the gunshots being fired on Kent Road on April 16th.  There were no injuries or property damage from this event.  Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or Mexico Public Safety at (573) 573-5800 or (573) 581-2100.

 

STANBURY UNIFORMS MOURNS DEATH OF CEO GARY ROBERTS        

 

Everyone at the Best Broadcast Group sends our heartfelt condolences to everyone at Stanbury Uniforms in Brookfield, on the death of longtime Stanbury CEO Gary Roberts this week, after a battle with cancer.  Gary was part of the management team that put together the deal that kept Stanbury open in Brookfield in 1993.  Under his leadership, Stanbury Uniforms has since become the nation’s largest manufacturer of band uniforms, and is celebrating its 100th year in business this year.  To Gary’s family, including current Stanbury COO Steve Roberts…to Stanbury CFO Jim Elliott, a member of the Best Broadcast Group family as well…and to everyone at Stanbury Uniforms, our condolences on this loss.  Funeral services for Gary Roberts will be Saturday morning at 10am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia…visitation is tomorrow (Friday) evening at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. 

 




April 19, 2017

 

MINOR INJURIES IN MONTGOMERY CO. ACCIDENT

 A woman from Cuba, Mo received minor injuries in a single vehicle wreck that occurred on Tuesday around 4:05PM on Old Williamsburg Rd 0.5 miles West of Oak Ridge Rd in Montgomery County.  According to authorities, 45 year old Debra Beck was traveling Westbound when she swerved to avoid a deer causing her to travel off the left side of the roadway, and strike a fence.  She was transported by Montgomery Co EMS to University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  

 

MODERATE INJURIES IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A teen from Union Mo sustained moderate injuries in a one vehicle wreck that occurred on Tuesday around 11:17AM along Northbound Route N, just South of Route O in Franklin County.  According to the report 16 year old Zoey Breeden was traveling Northbound when she traveled off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, returned to the roadway, traveled off the left side of the roadway, the front of the vehicle struck a tree, caught fire, and became fully engulfed.  She was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE ARREST SUSPECT AFTER ARMED ROBBERY 

Columbia Police arrested a male suspect, after a Monday morning robbery on Stadium Boulevard.  29 year old Aaron Greenup was arrested, after the incident.  Investigators say the victim had asked Greenup for a ride, and was putting items that belonged to him and two other people into Greenup’s trunk when he started to drive away.  The victim got into the car as it left the scene and Greenup is accused of stopping at a nearby McDonald’s and pulling a gun on the victim and forcing him out of the vehicle.  Greenup was arrested in the 10000 block of Serenity Circle, a short time later.

 

ST LOUIS COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURIES

A driver from Alton Il was seriously injured in a accident that occurred at 6:23AM Tuesday morning on Northbound Highway 367 just South of US-67 in St. Louis County.  According to the Highway Patrol 30 year old Clarence Johnson was heading Northbound in a 2000 Buick Lesabre and was traveling to fast for conditions when he failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail, then continued across the roadway and struck the inside guardrail.  He was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital by Christian Ambulance for treatment of serious injuries. 

 

EPA ADMINISTRATOR TO VISIT AECI’S THOMAS HILL POWER PLANT

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will discuss how the government is getting out of the business of picking winners and losers in the energy sector, at the Thomas Hill Energy Center in Clifton Hill, MO tomorrow ( Thursday, April 20).  Administrator Pruitt will speak with power plant workers and Missouri Electric Cooperative members about EPA’s Back-to-Basics agenda, taking the agency back to its core mission of protecting the environment through sensible regulations developed in cooperation with state, local and tribal partners. As the Thomas Hill Energy Center also services many agricultural and rural communities, about the President’s recent Energy Independence Executive Order, which directs EPA and other federal agencies to review the Clean Power Plan and revise regulatory barriers that impede energy independence, including unnecessary burdens on miners and coal-fired electric utilities.

 

WORK PLANNED ON I-70 AT MINEOLA-EASTBOUND 

Weather permitting, next Tuesday, April 25, there will be a lane closure on Interstate 70 eastbound at Mineola in Montgomery County while crews work on a mobile weather site near the eastbound truck parking area at Mineola Hill. There will be a 12 ft. width restriction in place while the work is completed.

This work will result in the eastbound truck parking area to be closed, while the work is completed between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The westbound truck parking will remain open. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling through this area. Again, this work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636).

 

BRIDGE INSPECTION MAY IMPACT TRAFFIC IN JEFFERSON CITY

A routine inspection of the eastbound/northbound U.S. Route 54/63 Bridge over the Missouri River in Jefferson City will close one lane on the bridge Monday, April 24 through Thursday, April 27. The eastbound/northbound bridge will be inspected from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. For more information about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636). MoDOT appreciates the patience of motorists who may experience minor traffic delays during the work.

 

MISSOURI FERAL HOG STRIKE TEAM SHOWING RESULTS

Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife biologists on the feral hog strike team have tallied up feral hog numbers for the first three months of 2017. The first quarter yielded a total of 2,332 feral hogs removed by MDC, partner agencies, and private landowners, which is nearly half of the total number of feral hogs removed in all of 2016. Feral hogs are not wildlife and are a serious threat to fish, forests and wildlife as well as agricultural resources. Economic losses resulting from feral hogs damage in the U.S. is estimated at greater than $1.5 billion per year. Feral hogs have expanded their range in the U.S. from 17 to 38 states over the past 30 years. Their populations grow rapidly because feral hogs can breed any time of year and produce two litters of one to seven piglets every 12 to 15 months. Feral hogs are also known to carry diseases which are a threat to Missouri agriculture and human health. To report feral hog sightings or damage, go online to mdc.mo.gov/feralhog.




April 18, 2017

 

Serious Injuries in Osage County Motorcycle Accident

 

A man from Lees Summit was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash that occurred Sunday evening around 8:42 PM on US 63 at Mo 133.  According to the Highway Patrol 23 year old Sean K Troupe was traveling southbound on a 1981 Honda Motorcycle, and was ejected from the motorcycle after a head on collision with a northbound vehicle driven by 20 year old Luke Horstman of Mokane.  Troupe was taken to University Hospital by Osage Ambulance for treatment.  The other driver was not injured.

 

Moniteau County Accident Results in Minor Injuries

 

A driver from California Mo received minor injuries in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred early Monday morning in Moniteau County.  According to authorities 31 year old Alexandra Irvin was driving west on lookout trail just East of Henley Lake Rd. when she traveled off the left side of the roadway over an embankment, and struck a ditch.  She was transported to Capital Region by ambulance for treatment. 

 

 

Minor Injuries in Dent County Accident

 

A one vehicle accident that occurred Monday morning around 7:45AM on Hwy VV about 20 miles West of Salem in Dent County resulted in Minor Injuries for a Houston Mo driver.  According to the Highway Patrol 21 year old Zachary Thurman was traveling Westbound when he ran off the right side of the roadway to avoid a deer, overcorrected, returned to the roadway, crossed the center line and traveled off the left side of the roadway, then struck several trees and overturned.  He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.     




04/17/2017

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

Two occupants of an 18 wheeler sustained minor injuries around 2:40 AM Sunday in Callaway County on I-70 at the 151.4 mile marker. The highway patrol said 33 year old Roy J. Cain of Amite, LA was behind the wheel when the truck travelled off the eastbound lanes of the roadway, struck the median cables and then overturned on its side. A passenger, 36 year old Hollisha Cain also had minor injuries, and both the driver and passenger refused treatment at the scene. The truck had moderate damage.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR MEXICO BOY AFTER ATV OVERTURNED

A 8 year old Mexico boy was transported to Scotland County Hospital around 5:15 Saturday night. The highway patrol said Cameron C. Wills was driving an ATV on private property, 2 miles north of Arbela when the vehicle struck a ditch in a pasture and overturned.

 

BUSY WEEKEND FOR MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

On Friday, April 14, 2017 at approximately 10:51AM, Mexico Public Safety had Sebastian D Miller, age 23 of Mexico, under arrest in the 500 block of N Western for an outstanding Boone County warrant.  Miller was in handcuffs and officers were attempting to locate someone to care for his child.  Miller ran from officers and cut through several yards.  He was located hiding in a shed a few houses away.  Miller had a minor injury from falling while running.  His injury was treated and he was eventually taken to the Audrain County Jail for the warrant and for Escape from Custody.  Also Friday, at approximately 12:54PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 900 block of Hassen Drive in reference to a natural cover fire in the tree line behind the residences.  Responding personnel found a small fire in the yards and tree line.  The fire was contained and extinguished and no buildings or personal property were damaged.  It was determined that the fire was caused by some juveniles playing in the area.  There were no injuries from the event. Sunday morning at approximately 6:58AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1200 block of Fairground in reference to a disturbance where one person had a knife and another had a gun.  It was determined that during the altercation, the gun had been fired one time but no one was hit.  Casara R Henderson, age 28 of Mexico, was arrested and processed at MPSD.  She was later taken to the Audrain County Jail for Domestic Assault 4th degree, Property Damage, and Unlawful Use of Weapon.  MPSD is continuing the investigation and there may be charges against other individuals involved.  No one was injured from the event. Just past 11 o’clock Sunday night, Mexico Public Safety responded to the 1100 block of Kent Rd. in reference to gunshots being fired and someone being hit.  Investigation revealed that approximately six gunshots had been fired in that area.  Officers spoke with a 32 year-old Mexico man who stated he was walking down the street with a friend when a car drove up and an occupant began shooting at them.  The man had a minor injury from the event and he was transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Audrain Ambulance District.  He was treated and released from the hospital.  It was later determined that some nearby parked cars were damaged.  There were no other injuries from the event. Then this morning (MON) just before 4 AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to Howell Manor Court in reference to a fire in one of the apartments located there.  Responding personnel helped evacuate some children from a neighboring apartment in the same building then located a fire in the kitchen of an upstairs apartment.  The fire was contained and extinguished in that area with the kitchen of that apartment suffering serious fire damage.  The rest of the apartment had serious heat and smoke damage.  A live cat was also located and removed from the burning apartment. The other apartments in the building were not damaged.  It was determined that the resident was attempting to cook something on the stove top and fell asleep.  There were no injuries from the event. And as always, a reminder that anyone with information about a crime is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS

 

CROP PROGRESS REPORT ISSUED MONDAY

Missouri farmers statewide had an average of 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week just ended according to the Missouri Crop Progress Report issued by the USDA. Temperatures averaged 63.7 degrees, 9.4 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.32 inches statewide, 0.75 inches below normal. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending April 16. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent very short, 12 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 14 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 5 percent very short, 18 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. Corn planting was 17 percent complete, 36 percentage points behind the previous year and 8 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Corn emerged progressed to 1 percent. Cotton planting was 5 percent complete. Rice planting progressed to 36 percent complete. Sorghum planting progressed to 8 percent. Winter wheat headed reached 23 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 2 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 8 percent excellent. Pasture and range condition was rated 2 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 67 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Spring tillage is 51 percent complete compared to 45 percent for the 5- year average.




April 14, 2017

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THURSDAY MORNING WRECK

 

A man from California, MO was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck Thursday morning in Cole County.  80 year old Kenneth Conger was on MO 179 when his truck traveled off the right side of the road, struck a concrete culvert, continued on, striking a second concrete culvert, causing it to overturn and come to rest in a creek on its top.  He was flown by Staff for Life to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.   

 

WARRENTON MAN HURT IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

 

A Warrenton man was hurt in a motorcycle accident Thursday night in Warren County.  35 year old Edward Murphy was riding his motorcycle on MO 47 when he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the right side of the road, slid on the gravel shoulder and overturned onto its side.  He refused medical treatment at the scene for minor injuries.

 

COOPER COUNTY ACCIDENT INJURES TEEN         

 

A Cooper County teenager was treated for moderate injuries after her car ran off Route 179, just south of I-70 in Cooper County, just before noon Thursday.  17 year old Faith Vance, of Wooldridge, was taken to University Hospital for treatment after the accident.  The patrol says her northbound car ran off the roadway and overturned. 

 

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR BOONE COUNTY THEFTS          

 

A woman has been arrested in connection with multiple thefts from vehicles, in Boone County.  Deputies say 39 year old Joyce Reynolds, of California, was arrested Thursday morning after a report of a theft from a car in the 10000 block of I-70 Drive Northeast.  Investigators say she was connected to several thefts from vehicles in that area.  She is charged with burglary, resisting arrest and two counts of stealing. 

 

 




April 13, 2017

 

LOOKING FOR WINNER OF LOTTO TICKET SOLD IN HERMANN

 

Someone is rich and they don’t even know it because who ever purchased a lotto ticket back in November of 2016 in Hermann has yet to claim their winnings.  A winning lotto ticket was sold at Hermann Fuel Mart for the drawing date of Nov. 12, 2016 for $3.5 million dollars and has still been unclaimed by the winner.  The person with the winning ticket has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.  That means they have until May 11 otherwise any prize money not claimed by the redemption deadline is transferred to the Lottery Proceeds Fund to benefit public education.

 

MAN INJURED IN GASCONADE COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A man from Bland, MO was injured in an accident that occurred at 7:25am Wednesday in Gasconade County.  21 year old Jarid Jahnsen was on US 50 when his car traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

The Mexico Public Safety Department is teaming up with law enforcement agencies across the state to participate in the Occupant Protection Seatbelt Enforcement Day on Thursday.  Officers will be encouraged to ticket seatbelt and child safety seat violations they see while conducting regular traffic enforcement duties on that day.

 

According to MODOT

  • 63% of occupants killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2016 were not buckled in.
  • Correctly worn seatbelts reduce the risk of fatal injuries by 45% for front seat passenger car occupants and by 60% for pickup truck, SUV, and van occupants.
  • Fewer than 1% of crash victims who were buckled up in 2016 were ejected and 40% of crash victims who were unbuckled were ejected.
  • 80% of people ejected from their vehicles are killed.
  • Motorists are 75% less likely to be killed in vehicle rollover crashes if they are buckled up.   

For more information visit saveMOlives.com  

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE EARLY-MORNING ROBBERY      

 

Columbia Police are investigating an early-morning robbery at the Phillips 66 on Ash Street.  Officers were called to the scene just before 5am this (Thurs) morning.  Employees say a 20-something year old male with a white hoodie walked into the store and demanded cash, then fled the scene.  Investigators say they’ll be reviewing security footage this morning and will provide more information on the incident later today. 

 

TIED SCHOOL BOARD RACE DECIDED BY DRAWING         

 

An area school board race, which ended in a tie during last week’s Municipal General Election, was decided Wednesday by drawing the winner’s name out of a hat.  Price Nichols and George Carney both received 329 votes for the third seat on the Southern Boone County School Board last week.  State law says the race can be decided by drawing lots, so, Wednesday afternoon, both candidates’ names were put into a hat and one name was drawn.  Price Nichols was the winner of the drawing and will take the school board seat.

 

MARSHALL POLICE SEEK MISSING TEENS        

 

The Marshall Police Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of two Marshall teens, who have been reported missing.  According to a news release, the two are 15 year old females, Asia Schafer and Angel Huddleston.  They were last seen together Sunday, on East Highway WW in the Marshall area.  Asia is described as a white female, about 5-6 and 100 pounds with shoulder-length brown hair and was last seen wearing a black shirt and red pants.  Angel is a white female, 5-2 and about 100 pounds, with shoulder-length light red colored hair.  She was last seen wearing a yellow shirt and white pajama pants and possibly carrying a dark-colored backpack.  Anyone with information is urged to contact the Marshall Police Department. 

 




April 12, 2017

 

MAN HURT IN TUESDAY NIGHT WRECK

 

A man from Portage Des Sioux, MO was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday night in St. Charles County.  58 year old Emmett Close was on Highway 94 when his truck traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a metal post and a tree.  He was taken to St. Joseph East Hospital in St. Charles for treatment of minor injuries. 

 

COLUMBIA SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER OVERNIGHT CHASE     

 

One suspect is in custody after an overnight high-speed chase through parts of Columbia.  Officials say it began with an attempted traffic stop on the I-70 Connector, just after 3am.  They say the high-speed chase was brief, ending on the Business Loop with the arrest of a male suspect.  No further details have been released, as the investigation continues. 

 

COLUMBIA MAN SENTENCED FOR CHILD PORN         

 

A Columbia man has been sentenced to five years in prison on child pornography charges.  Cody Woll was arrested in December after investigators served a search warrant and found illegal videos and images on his computer.  Woll was sentenced to five years in prison in Boone County court, Tuesday. 

 

ONE KILLED IN AMMUNITION PLANT EXPLOSION            

 

U.S. Army officials say an explosion at an ammunition plant in Independence Tuesday killed one person and injured three others.  It occurred in a primer mixing building at the Lake City Army Ammunition plant.  The plant, located on nearly 4,000 acres in Independence, is a manufacturing site for small caliber ammunition and also operates a NATO testing center.  Nearly 1,800 employees were sent home after Tuesday’s explosion.  No further information has been released, as the incident is under investigation. 

 

 




April 11, 2017

 

MODOT TRAFFIC ALERT: ALL LANES OF ROUTE 54 CLOSED AT LAKE OZARK

 

UPDATE:  All lanes of Route 54 between Route 242 and Route W in Miller County Road are now open.

 

Both eastbound and westbound Route 54 between Route 242 and Route W in Miller County Road are closed due to a police emergency.  The closure is estimated to last four hours.  Traffic is being detoured on Route 242 and Business Route 54.

 

VANDALIA DRIVER HURT IN MONDAY MORNING CRASH      

 

A Vandalia driver was treated for moderate injuries after a Monday morning accident on Audrain County Route P.  21 year old Johnetta Salmon, of Vandalia, was taken to SSM Health in Mexico after the accident, which occurred at around 7:20am.  The patrol says she apparently fell asleep at the wheel and her eastbound car ran off the highway and struck a ditch bank.  

 

WOMAN INJURED IN PIKE COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Louisiana woman was injured in an accident Monday night in Pike County.  The patrol says that 24 year old Kayla Findley was on Highway B when she failed to stop at a stop sign and her car traveled across both lanes of MO 79, went off the road and came to rest in a field.  She sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment.

 

TEEN INJURED IN MONDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

 

A St. Charles teen was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon in Warren County.  19 year old Tyler Smith was northbound on Route J when his car ran off the right side of the roadway, overturned and came to rest on its roof in a creek.  He was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

CENTRAL MISSOURI HONOR FLIGHT BEGINS 9th SEASON       

 

Central Missouri Honor Flight has announced plans for its first flight of the season, later this month.  Nearly 80 veterans will take part in the 45th Central Missouri Honor Flight, marking the beginning of its 9th year in operation.  The group will depart Columbia at 2am on Tuesday, April 18, for a one-day tour of Washington D.C.’s war memorials.  They’ll return that evening for a homecoming reception and flag ceremony at the Columbia Courtyard Marriott.  The public is welcome to attend that event.  The group is expected to return at around 9:30pm on the 18th. 

 




April 10, 2017

 

WOMAN HURT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WRECK

 

A Middletown woman was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred at 5:35pm Sunday in Montgomery County.  26 year old Shelly Brown was westbound on the North Outer Service Road when her Ford Explorer traveled off the right side of the road, struck a culvert and then crossed the roadway, ran off the left side and up a steep embankment, striking the 186.2 mile marker sign and came to rest in the westbound lanes of I-70.  She was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

THREE INJURED IN SUNDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

 

Three people were injured in an accident Sunday afternoon in Gasconade County.  The patrol says that 33 year old Angela Guzman of Rosebud was on MO 28 1.5 miles west of US 50 when her car crossed the center line and struck a car driven by 39 year old Lindsay Weiss of Union.  Both women suffered minor injuries, while a passenger in Lindsay Weiss’s car 41 year old Jason Lawson of Rosebud sustained moderate injuries.  All three were taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.

 

MU STUDENT ARRESTED AFTER DISPUTE WITH GIRLFRIEND    

 

A dispute between a University of Missouri student and his girlfriend last week, could result in charges against the student.  Campus police say the suspect refused to let his girlfriend leave his dorm room, leading to a fight between the two.  Investigators say the male student assaulted the girl and broke her cell phone by throwing it in the toilet.  No charges have been filed, but the student was arrested and accused of kidnapping, domestic assault and tampering with property.  The girl refused medical treatment. 

 

MAN ARRESTED AFTER STOLEN TRUCK RECOVERED            

 

One suspect has been charged after allegedly stealing a truck in Boone County.  28 year old Brandon Harrison was arrested Friday.  He is accused of stealing a truck from the 2200 block of Woody Proctor Road, during the overnight hours Friday morning.  A few hours later, Harrison was spotted driving the truck and arrested.  Investigators say they also found drugs in the vehicle.  Harrison is charged with possession, in addition to the stealing charge.  

 




Weekend Report- April 8-9, 2017

 

MAN KILLED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A man from Pacific, MO was killed in an accident that occurred after 1pm Friday in Franklin County.  28 year old Sean Tucker was on Route NN when his car traveled off the left side of the road, struck multiple trees and overturned.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SATURDAY NIGHT WRECK

 

A Lonedell teen was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday night in Franklin County.  The patrol says that 18 year old Christopher Matzker was on Route FF when his car ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned.  He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington with serious injuries.

 

MAN HURT IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

 

A House Springs man was hurt in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Franklin County.  46 year old Michael Doyan was riding his motorcycle on Route A when a deer ran onto the roadway and struck the left side of the motorcycle, causing him to be ejected.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of moderate injuries.

 




April 7, 2017

 

WORK TO CLOSE ROAD IN BOONE COUNTY

 

Missouri Department of Transportation crews will replace a cross pipe on Interstate 70 Drive Southwest in Boone County on Monday, April 10.  The work will close I-70 Drive Southwest between Hutchens Drive and Silvey Lane from 9am until 3pm.  Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route around the work area.

 

MAN INJURED IN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

 

A Marshfield man was injured in an accident that occurred at around 4:20am Friday in Franklin County.  60 year old Thomas Otto was on I-44 when his truck traveled off the road, he overcorrected, causing it to run off the roadway again before striking a concrete drainage ditch and crossing over the North Outer Road.  He was taken to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

AUTOSPY SET FOR FRIDAY FOR TRUMAN STATE STUDENT FROM ST. PETERS WHO WAS DISCOVERED DECEASED EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

 

From KTVO.com:  Kirksville Police are investigating the third death of this school year at the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity house on South Osteopathy Street.  Investigators are remaining tight-lipped, regarding an unattended death that was discovered early Thursday morning.  Adair County Coroner Brian Noe says the deceased is an 18 year old male Truman State University student from St. Peters, MO, who was a member of a fraternity, but did not live at the house.  Two other deaths occurred at the house, on August 7 and August 27 of 2016.  Noe says an autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon in Columbia.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department. 

 

PATROL REPORTS MONROE COUNTY DRUG ARRESTS         

 

The highway patrol has released more information on a drug investigation, which resulted in the arrest of two California men and two Madison residents this week.  Tuesday afternoon, members of the U.S. Postal Service, the East Central Drug Task Force and the highway patrol executed a search warrant at a home in Madison.  During that search, they seized about 30 pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  42 year old Matthew B. Taylor and 24 year old Jason W. Derboven, both of Madison and two California men, 27 year old Loren M. Thompson and 34 year old Christopher Owens, were all arrested for delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 

 




April 6, 2017

 

PATROL REPORTS MONROE COUNTY DRUG ARRESTS         

 

Three men were arrested on drug charges, during a Monroe County traffic stop Wednesday.  According to the Highway Patrol, 27 year old Loren Thompson and 34 year old Christopher Owens, both from the state of California, and 42 year old Matthew Taylor of Madison, each face charges of felony delivery of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  All three are being held, pending the filing of formal charges. 

 

PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD REGARDING REPLACEMENT OF MO 161 BRIDGE

 

This summer, the Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor will close MO 161 to replace the bridge over the Cuivre River just east of Middletown in Montgomery County.  To learn more about the project, area residents and drivers of MO 161 east of Middletown are encouraged to attend a public informational meeting on Thursday, April 20 from 4:30pm to 6pm at the Middletown Baptist Church, 302 Johnson Street in Middletown.  This is an open house style meeting and MoDOT engineers and staff will be available to answer any questions about the project and the road closure.  It is anticipated the road will be closed up to 80 days once the contractor begins work.

 

MODOT BEGINS REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

 

In accordance with Gov. Eric Greitens’ executive order issued in January, the Missouri Department of Transportation has launched a comprehensive review of the more than 200 administrative rules it administers.  An important element of the review is public input.  MoDOT will begin a 60-day “E-Comment” period on Thursday.  Missourians can review the specific rules and offer comment by visiting modot.org/AdminRules.  The public comment period will close on June 5.  Comments can also be faxed to 573-526-4859, or mailed to MoDOT at P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, Mo. 65102-0270.  Persons without access to a computer may visit MoDOT’s district offices in St. Joseph, Hannibal, Kansas City, Jefferson City, St. Louis, Springfield and Sikeston, or the general headquarters in Jefferson City.  Most public libraries also offer computer access.  All MoDOT facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities.  MoDOT has been utilizing electronic public meetings since 2008 to maximize public ease and participation in the decision-making process.  As called for in the executive order, for each existing regulation and any proposed regulation, MoDOT is to report to the governor by May 31, 2018.

 

 




April 5, 2017

 

MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

 

Michael Spirz was the unofficial winner of the Ward One Montgomery City Alderman’s race, with 78 votes to 18 for Matt Harris.  Montgomery City voters passed a titling tax issue by a large margin…120 votes in favor to just 17 opposed.  Michael N. Hutcherson won a seat on the Montgomery Public Water Board, with a 53% majority, over Dennis Flake.  Glenn Devlin won the race for New Florence Mayor with 61 votes, to 40 for Scott Creech.  Arthur D. Staab III won the Jonesburg Ward One Alderman’s race with 42 votes to 14 for Mitch Bellrichard and the Jonesburg Water and Sewer Bond Issue passed with 95% in favor.  The race for Middletown Fire Board came down to just a two-vote difference between the three candidates…Aaron Winters led with 18 votes, to 17 for Terry Pritchett and 16 for Eric Peterson. 

 

OTHER ELECTION RESULTS

 

In Audrain County the three winners for the Mexico School Board seats were Kelli S. Teel, Brian A. Rowe and Dustin C. Pascoe meanwhile voters decided to not support the School tax issue for Mexico by a slim margin of just 2% majority, however in Jefferson City voters approved both Prop J and C to help build a new high school and other improvements to the existing buildings by a wide margin of over 60% majority.  In Laddonia Monte K. Hanson defeated Eric E. Craft in the mayor’s race, while there was an unofficial tie in the Alderman’s race as both Glenn A. Jensen and Francis H. Hunn received 30% of the votes.  In Vandalia Alderman races, Teresa Wenzel defeated Robert Dunn in Ward One while Debra A. Hopke took care of Kathryn J. Peery to win Ward Three.  The Holts Summit Consolidation issue was approved by voters by a wide margin of around 75% majority.  Thomas Shackelford beat Danny Lamons by just 2 votes in the Mokane mayor’s race and in Hermann Bruce Cox coasted by D. Scott McGarrah for the Alderman Ward One seat and Leo W. Bader beat Dennis J. Epple by a 60% margin to be on the Hermann Hospital Board. 

      

WOMAN INJURED IN LINCOLN COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Bellflower woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 9:40pm Tuesday in Lincoln County.  38 year old Brandy Collins was on MO 47 when her car traveled off the right side of the road, returned to the roadway, crossed both lanes of traffic and then traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a utility pole.  She was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN TUESDAY MORNING WRECK

 

A Holts Summit driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning in Callaway County.  The patrol says that 23 year old Olivia Arlen was eastbound on US 54 when her car struck a deer in the roadway.  She sustained moderate injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 




April 4, 2017

 

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Wentzville woman was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 5:30pm Monday in St. Charles County.  50 year old Christine Houston was eastbound on I-64 when she lost control of her car, ran off the left side of the road and struck the median.  She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur with serious injuries.

 

MOSCOW MILLS DRIVER HURT IN MONDAY MORNING WRECK

 

A Moscow Mills driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Monday morning in Lincoln County.  The patrol says that 27 year old Janie Richardson was on US 61 and driving too fast for the wet road conditions when her truck began to hydroplane, traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.  She was taken to St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of minor injuries.

 

ARREST MADE IN MARCH BANK ROBBERY

 

Columbia Police have announced the arrest of a suspect, in connection with a Columbia bank robbery, which occurred last month.  Marquez Floydell Marshall was taken into custody Friday.  He is accused of robbing the Landmark Bank in Columbia on March 13.  Marshall is being held on $100,000 dollars bond. 

 

COLUMBIA DRIVER CHARGED WITH MURDER    

 

A Columbia man now faces murder charges, in connection with a fatal accident, which occurred in Columbia Saturday night.  23 year old Jeremiah Karl Lynne, of Columbia, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder, resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident.  He was arrested Monday after being released from the hospital, where he was treated for injuries sustained in the crash.  Police say Lynne fled a traffic stop southbound on Garth Avenue at a high rate of speed, when his vehicle collided with another car.  A passenger in his vehicle, 19 year old Skyler Littleton, who was four months pregnant, died from her injuries.  Lynne is being held without bond, pending a court appearance. 

 




April 3, 2017

 

I-70 WESTBOUND ON-RAMP FROM PROVIDENCE ROAD TO CLOSE

 

Weather permitting; the Missouri Department of Transportation will close the westbound Interstate 70 on-ramp from Providence Road (Route 163) in Columbia from 7pm on Monday until 6amTuesday for pavement repair work.  Motorists are advised to plan accordingly and use an alternate route.  Electronic message boards have been placed in the area to alert motorists of the upcoming closure.  In the event of inclement weather, the work will be rescheduled for the first available evening as weather allows.

 

COLUMBIA TEEN KILLED IN WEEKEND CRASH            

 

A Columbia teenager died and three others were hurt in a Saturday night vehicle crash in Columbia.  Columbia Police say 19 year old Skylar Littleton died in the accident.  She was a passenger in a car, driven by 23 year old Jeremiah K. Lynne.  Police say he was speeding southbound on Garth Avenue, attempting to flee a traffic stop, when he passed a vehicle, which was attempting a left turn onto Ash Street, causing the collision.  Another passenger in Lynn’s vehicle, 24 year old Brittany R. Hart, was also injured, as was Lynne, and the driver of the other vehicle, 41 year old Shelia Lankford. 

 

BOONE COUNTY SHOTS FIRED INCIDENT SUNDAY           

 

Boone County deputies are investigating a shots fired incident, which occurred Sunday afternoon, in the area of Crestview and Bainbridge Drives.  Deputies were called to the area just after 12:30pm.  They say shots were apparently exchanged between two people in separate vehicles, who had fled the area.  Two persons were detained by officers after a traffic stop, a short time later, but no further details have been released.  There have been no reports of injury or property damage from the incident, which remains under investigation. 

 

WOMAN HURT IN SUNDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

 

A woman from Catawissa, MO was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon in Franklin County.  20 year old Samantha Light was on Route N when she failed to negotiate a curve and her Jeep Liberty traveled off the right side of the road and then returned to the roadway, before sliding off the left side of the roadway and overturning.  She was taken to SSM Health St. Clair Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

On Saturday, April 1 at approximately 5:27pm, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the area of the 200 block of N Western in reference to a grass fire.  Responding personnel found a fire burning around the dumpsters of a business in that location.  The fire was contained and extinguished and no buildings or personal property were damaged.  Some juveniles in the area were the first ones to notice the fire and attempted to extinguish it but the fire spread to some dormant grass and brush and began to grow quickly.  The juveniles then called for help.  The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.  There were no injuries from the incident.

 




Weekend Report- April 1-2, 2017

 

MAN KILLED IN GASCONADE COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A man from Rosebud, MO was killed in an accident that occurred at 6:55am Saturday in Gasconade County.  The patrol says that 45 year old Matthew Piles was on Route T when his Chevy Trailblazer traveled off the left side of the road, he overcorrected, causing it to travel back onto the roadway and off the right side into a field and overturn, ejecting him from the vehicle.  He was pronounced dead at the scene by Gasconade County Coroner Ben Grosse.

 

WOMAN INJURED IN SATURDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

 

A Dupo, IL woman was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday afternoon in Jefferson County.  56 year old Connie Aucutt was on Route WW when her truck ran off the right side of the roadway, went down an embankment and struck a highway sign and then continued forward and struck the ground.  She was transported by ambulance to St. Anthony’s Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

ONE HURT IN SATURDAY NIGHT CRASH

 

One person was hurt in a Saturday night crash in St. Charles County.  20 year old Amanda Heider of Wildwood was a passenger in a car being driven by 21 year old Joseph Hope of St. Louis.  They were westbound on MO 364 when he lost control of the car and it ran off the left side of the road, struck the concrete median wall, skidded across all lanes of traffic and struck a guardrail off the right side of the roadway.  Amanda Heider sustained minor injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur for treatment.

 

 




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